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The Best Desert Quotes for Instagram

The Best Desert Quotes for Instagram

Are you looking for the best desert quotes for instagram? In this guide we round up the best desert captions, puns and quotes to help you get more likes on your insta photos. 

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The quotes in their post whether you are looking for the best Joshua Tree captions, quotes for visiting the desert in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Qatar or anywhere else in the world. 
The quotes in this list are from some of the greatest writers, musicians and thinkers across the ages including: Matshona Dhliwayo, Paulo Coelho, Mehmet Murat Ildan, Edward Abbey and more
And if you are traveling to other places, other than deserts, why not check out our other instagram captions, hashtags and quotes:

Best Desert Quotes for Instagram

The Best Desert Quotes for Instagram

The Best Desert Quotes for Instagram

1. “All sunshine makes a desert” – Arabic Proverb 
2. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3. “We all have our own deserts. They may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free.” – Yeonmi Park
4. “I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.” – Joy Harjo
5. “A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome. – Matshona Dhilwayo
6. “If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
7. “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

8. “If seeds waited for perfect conditions to grow, there would be no plants in the desert.”– Matshona Dhliwayo

9. “Water is a desert’s gold.”Matshona Dhliwayo

10. “I knew I was a grain of sand in the vast desert that never ended and he was a sparkling star in the sky.” – Aleena Yasin

11. “The desert could not be claimed or owned- it was a piece of cloth carried by winds, never held down by stones, and given a hundred shifting names.”Michael Ondaatje

12. “If my love were a desert, you would see only sand” – Jay Asher

13. “The desert tells a different story every time one ventures onto it.” – Robert Edison Fulton Jr.
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14. “You can’t fight the desert. You have to ride with it.” – Louis L’Amour
15. “If you spend enough time in the desert, you will hear it speak.” – Nnedi Okorafor
16. “All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it, all the marvels of creation”. – Paulo Coelho

17. “The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.”― Paulo Coelho

18. “The desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.” – Paulo Coelho

19. “The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That’s the way it will be with our love for each other.”― Paulo Coelho.

20. Simplicity is the heart of everything. If you look to the desert, apparently the desert is very simple but it’s full of life, it’s full of hidden places and the beauty is that it looks simple but it’s complex in the way that it expresses the soul of the world or God. – Paulo Coelho
21. “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.” – Father Dioscuros
22. When you escape to a desert, the silence shouts in your ear.” – Graham Greene
23. Life is dry as a desert lest you find the oasis of Love – Soulful Tanu Vermani
24. “In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.”Mehmet Murat Ildan

25. “Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.”Mehmet Murat Ildan

26. “I was like a desert and she came into my life as the storm.”― Avijeet Das

27. “Some hearts are a desert you can die wandering in”. – John Mark Green

28. “She thirsted for love, but found only a mirage. Some hearts are a desert you can die wandering in.”― John Mark Green

29. “In the desert of the heart, tears do not touch the ground.”― Charles de Leusse

30. “The field of the soul must be watered by the rain with tears of love; otherwise, it will become a desert.” – Sorin Cerin

31. “Life is always like a desert. You’ll either find an oasis or will end up in a mirage while finding one.” – Surimal Kundu
32. “It is like being in the desert. At first you listen to the absence of sounds and call it silence. Then suddenly you may be taken by the presence of stillness where you are one with listening itself.” – Jean Klein
33. “You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.” — William Langewiesche
34. “Desert, in general, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself. – Maynard James Keenan
35. “Even in the most barren desert, one would still feel one’s heart beating.” – Marty Rubin
36. “Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. – Edward Counsel
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37. “I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space.” – Robyn Davidson
38. “The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one. It’s as though nature tested a man for endurance and constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California. – John Steinbeck

39. “A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.”― Keith Miller

40. “The sand doesn’t care if you’re made of flesh or stone.”― Joaquin Lowe

41. “Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit.”― Taisen Deshimaru

42. “In the desert you become a discoverer. You discover your soul, which had been submerged in vain pursuits, which had been lost in the coils and toils of modern life.”― Ameen Rihani

43. “The desert sky is encircling, majestic, terrible.”― Paul Shepard

44. “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” – Edward Abbey

45. “One square mile of living desert is worth a hundred ‘great books’ – and one brave deed is worth a thousand.” Edward Abbey

46. “I am convinced now that the desert has no heart, that it presents a riddle which has no answer, and that the riddle itself is an illusion created by some limitation or exaggeration of the displaced human consciousness.”– Edward Abbey

47. “I left a piece of my soul that will always rightfully belong in the desert.”― M.B. Dallocchio

48. “A desert is a place without expectation.” – Nadine Gordimer

49. “I had to clear up my messy life. By letting go of the debris and filth, I have come to a deeper, more soulful beauty and clarity like an oasis in the desert.”― Sharon E. Rainey

50. “It is true there is a scent in the desert, though there may be no flower or tree or blade of grass within miles. It is the essence of the untrodden, untarnished earth herself!” – Rosita Forbes

51. “This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.” — Mary Hunter Austin

52. “For all the toll the desert takes of a man it gives compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars.”Mary Hunter Austin

53. “Drifting across the vast space, silent except for wind and footsteps, I felt uncluttered and unhurried for the first time in a while, already on desert time.”Rebecca Solnit
54. “All at once the desert was everywhere” – Jasmin Darznik

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55. “Danger was the desert’s breath, and the landscape changed with every wind.” – Zita Steele.
56. “Life is like a camel, you can make it do anything but back up.” – Marcelene Cox

57. “The true call of the desert, of the mountains, or the sea, is their silence – free of the networks of dead speech.”― Freya Stark

58. “Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa.”Ella Leya

59. “I saw the desert, it grew upon me. There are times, when I have sorrows, that I hunger and thirst for it.”― Isabel Burton

60. “In the desert, the only god is a well.”― Vera Nazarian

61. “The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too.”― Nafiza Azad

62. “The desert does not mean the absence of men, it means the presence of God”.Carlo Carretto

63. “Let those desert places in our hearts bloom.”― Pope Francis

64. “The desert is so vast that no one can know it all. Men go out into the desert, and they are like ships at sea; no one knows when they will return.”Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio

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65. “The magic of the desert is hard to define.”Henno Martin

66. “every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.”Terry Tempest Williams

67. “The breeze across the desert as the light died was so sweet she could almost drink it.”― Mike Bond

68. “This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.” – T. E. Lawrence
69. “Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert.”– Frank Herbert (Dune)
70. “Once again, there was the desert, and that only.”― Stephen King

71. “Any thoughts of guilt, any feelings of regret, had faded. The desert had baked them out.”― Stephen King

72. “The deeds of men, as footprints in the desert. Nothing under the circling moons is fated to last. Even the sun goes down.”― Guy Gavriel Kay.

73. “Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” – Joyce Carol Oates

74. “The thing about tears is that they can be as quiet as a cloud floating across the desert sky.”Benjamin Alire Saenz

75. “When you’re in the desert, you look into infinity… It makes you feel terribly small, and also in a strange way, quite big.”- David Lean

76. “The desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” – Tom Hanks

77. “Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.”- Terry Pratchett

78. “There were no lies here. All fancies fled away. That’s what happened in all deserts. It was just you, and what you believed.”Terry Pratchett

79. “Out here, whenever there’s a lull in the conversation, nature gives us a real tumbleweed to break the silence.” – Unknown
80. “Windows down, wind through my hair, desert dust in my shoes.” – Unknown

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81. “I’m standing in the desert, waiting for my ship to come in”. – Sheryl Crow
82. “And I miss you like the Desert Miss the rain” – Sade
83. “I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert you can’t remember your name ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain” – America
84. “On a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair” The Eagles

85. “Stars are brighter / In the desert sky / No need to wonder or justify”Amanda Marshall – Dark Horse lyrics

89. “Desert Woman” Zhu

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90. If you love a dad joke or want to impress your kids with a desert pun or joke then this section is for you:

91. Been there, dune that

92. How are you dune?

93. I’ll never desert you

94. Are we dune yet?

95. The desert prickles my fancy

96. Talk to the sand

97. Serving you just deserts

98. You can never starve in a desert because of all the sand which is present in it.

99. Aloe my little friend

100. Having a fan-cactus day in the desert

101. Pretty fly for a cacti

102. When a camel needs to hide in the desert, they usually camel-flage themselves.

103. I love the desert…even though it gives me the hump sometimes

104. If a pig gets hot in a dessert it shouts, “I’m bacon out here.

105. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are sandy

106. Faith, trust and desert dust (take on Peter Pan quote)

107. Wanderlust and desert dust

108. Peace, love, and desert dust

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